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DCW notice to police on condition of sex workers

April 03, 2020 3:08 am

DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said, “The women at GB Road live in small dingy cells lacking basic hygiene... The coronavirus epidemic has taken a terrible shape... We have issued a notice to police on what steps they are taking so the women and children don’t face difficulties.”

Manish Sisodia directs DCW to conduct social audit of shelter homes in Delhi

December 06, 2018 9:56 pm

The Commission has engaged an external expert agency, 'Koshish', which is a field action project of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai to conduct the exercise.

Delhi: DCW notice on ‘delay’ in CCTVs riles Home dept

October 31, 2018 1:14 am

The notice, signed by DCW chief Swati Maliwal, was sent on October 23. The commission has initiated a probe into the delay, despite the Delhi Cabinet’s approval to the project a month ago.

Delhi Commission for Women launches separate email id to report cases of sexual harassment under #MeToo

October 14, 2018 4:16 pm

Giving the example of Union minister M J Akbar against whom several women have come out, the DCW claimed, "He never had to pay for his actions and all the women and girls he preyed upon still await justice."

DCW writes to UGC, seeks information on Rohini ashram head Virender Dixit's institute

January 06, 2018 7:04 pm

Swati Maliwal also said strict action should be taken against the management of the institute for wrongly claiming it to be a university.

Ashram raid: DCW rescues two minors

December 27, 2017 3:22 am

Two of them were identified as minors and rescued. They will be sent to the same place the 46 other girls are kept.

DCW finds minor chained to tree, rescues two from begging

November 23, 2017 11:45 pm

Following the rescue of the minor girls, chairperson Swati Maliwal identified their parents who lived on a pavement near the Anand Vihar Metro Station.

DCW rescues 16-yr-old domestic help ‘kept confined for 10 years’

September 02, 2017 2:45 am

The girl said she was not paid anything all these years but her employer claimed he had been paying Rs 3,000 a month to a placement agency.

DCW summons eight DCPs for not giving info on policewomen deployed at public places

August 04, 2017 8:46 pm

The commission had in April sought the details referring to a Supreme Court order which calls for district additional commissioners of police and DCPs to depute women officers in plain clothes at bus stops, railway stations, parks and educational institutes, among others.

Court warns DCW chief Maliwal to be ‘careful in the future’

July 11, 2017 1:29 am

Hearing the case on July 7, Special Judge Hemani Malhotra rapped Maliwal for not informing the court about her arrival from the US.


Delhi Police committed to women safety: Bassi

February 08, 2016 9:27 am

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Commenting on the summon issued by Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) for not sharing the data regarding crimes against women in Delhi, Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Monday said that city's police force is committed towards safety of women, adding that exchange of documents among two government organisations is a dignified process. Bassi is due to appear before the DCW at 4pm today for producing the required records and explaining the "unreasonable" delay in the sharing of data. The DCW has informed the Delhi Police that it is conducting a detailed study on women's safety in the national capital for which it needs the information to make appropriate recommendations to the AAP Government.

Shani Shignapur Temple row: 'Bolt' on democracy, say women commission members

January 26, 2016 5:48 pm

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Former member of National Commission for Women (NCW) Shamina Shafiq on Tuesday voiced her concerns regarding the age-old practice of discriminating women and barring them from entering the Shani Shignapur temple. She said it was a blot on the democracy. She added that patriarchy was another main reason because of which such practices still existed. Echoing similar sentiments, Delhi Commission for Women's former chief Barkha Shukla said there was absolutely no reason for barring women from the temple. Such practices are man-made and it should be changed over the period of time.

Women activists welcome SC order on chemical castration

January 11, 2016 3:11 pm

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Lawyer Abha Singh on Monday said that chemical castration should be implemented against serial child rapists. Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal said the Supreme Courts' petition is welcomed as the crime rate against children is increasing every day. Congress leader Shobha Oza called for strict punishment against the pedophiles. The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Parliament to discuss a petition filed by lawyer Mahalaxmi Pavani against offenders, who commit heinous crimes against infants.